Are you facing unemployment now that the holidays are over? How do you prepare for a job interview?
Here are 10 must-know interview tips to help you prepare.
1. Think positive
Be positive while preparing for the interview. Concentrate on how much you want the job and how great you will make it. This will help you show why you are the best person for the job.
You have a unique mix of skills and talents to offer. You may be very well organized, you may be creative and hardworking, you may like to talk to customers or you may be very clean and great to keep your workplace tidy. Think about how your skills fit into the job you’re going for.
2. Be friendly
Interviewers hire the people they like, so smiling and being friendly can go a long way.
Think about your body language when you go to the interview room. Standing up straight, smiling and making eye contact are all great for making a good first impression. Research by online lens retailer Lanstore has found that eye contact and smile are one of the most important aspects of confident communication to other people.
3. Smartly dress
It is important to look neat and smart to make a good first impression. If you’re not sure what to wear, it’s best to make a mistake next to the dressing very smartly.
4. Get a good night’s sleep
It’s important to make sure you’re fresh and alert for your interview. Getting ready late can be tempting, but it’s best to get up early the next day to make sure you’re in the best position.
5. Read the work space again
Read the job spec again to make sure the company you are looking for is fresh in your mind. If they want someone to work as part of a team, you can make sure you have examples of teamwork to talk about in your interview. If they want someone to be the reception desk employee, you can talk about your people’s skills and how you like to be friendly and help people.
6. Re-read your CV
Re-read your application and CV to make sure you have what you have written. This is especially important if you applied a while ago, before the furlough ended. It’s embarrassing if they ask something in your application and can’t remember what you wrote.
7. Company research
You can say a lot from a company website. Going to the interview with good knowledge of the company will be nothing more than impressive. This will show the interviewer that you are serious about the job you are applying for. Pay special attention to the ‘About Us’ section of the website. Why? Okay, it may contain hints about the company’s values that you may mention in the interview.
8. Think about asking some questions
At the end of the interview, interviewers will usually ask if you have any questions. It is better to think a few questions in advance. Don’t ask about sick leave or vacation because they may think that your attention is not in the right place. Instead, ask about the company. If you apply to work with a customer-facing business, you can ask them what kind of customers they attract. Then you can talk about how you like to engage with customers.
9. Prepare for commonly asked questions
Look online to find some commonly asked interview questions and think about how you should answer them. It is good to give examples of your experience in previous employment to back up what you are saying. Don’t worry if you don’t work for a while because you are on vacation. Your previous work experience is still relevant.
10. Practice, practice, practice!
Once you are ready for the commonly asked questions, you can practice answering some of them aloud. If you talk in the mirror, you can see how you look and make sure you are smiling and friendly. Yeah Al that sounds pretty crap to me, Looks like BT aint for me either.
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